Moscow: CSKA stadium in half a year?

source: championat.com

Moscow: CSKA stadium in half a year? By year end bulk of all works is to be completed in northern Moscow. Last tasks will be carried out in early 2016 and CSKA will be able to end their season at the long-awaited home.

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Deputy mayor of Moscow Marat Khusnullin commented on the construction of CSKA’s new stadium, which the city oversees. By the end of 2015 all significant construction works are to be done and the building should become operable in early 2016.

This sounds like very good news after last year the project was estimated to be delivered in 2017. CSKA will play most of the 2015/16 season in Khimki, but now it seems at least late games of the campaign may be held at their new home.

Stadion CSKA© manualrus

Construction of the CSKA stadium has been ongoing since 2007 and is among the longest-lasting stadium builds worldwide. It was stopped on a couple occasions in 2009 and 2011, mostly due to land disputes.

Using the opportunity Khusnullin announced the final capacity should be somewhat lower than initially anticipated, 27,000 instead of 30,000. The stadium will include a very high number of skyboxes though, expected to reach 127.

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